The 5th Annual CCM and USA Hockey sponsored “All-American Prospects Game” will take place on September 22nd in Philadelphia. The Prospects game is meant to showcase American players who will be eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
On Monday, USA Hockey announced that the two teams would be coached by Flyers alumni Mark Howe and John LeClair.
ICYMI | Head coaches named for the 2016 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game: https://t.co/AS3UOBekLA #AAPG pic.twitter.com/o1y5DdBr1A
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) August 23, 2016
Mark Howe will coach the Blue Team: Howe played in Philadelphia from 1982 until 1992. In those ten seasons, Howe became the all-time leading defenseman in goals (138), assists (342) and points (480). Howe became the youngest hockey player to earn an Olympic Medal when he helped the United States win Silver in the 1972 Winter Olympics; he was only 16 years old. In 2003, Howe was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. He’ll coach the Blue team
John LeClair will coach the White Team: John LeClair was the first American-born player to record three consecutive 50-goal seasons (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98). He came to the Flyers in 1995 and was paired with Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg to form the “Legion of Doom”, the Flyers most physical and dominant offensive line. In his ten seasons with the Flyers, LeClair scored 333 goals and 310 assists. In 2009 he was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame